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Teen-Led Chanukah Kabbalat Shabbat Service – (12/3/2021) 6:00 pm
Teen-Led Chanukah Kabbalat Shabbat Service – (12/3/2021)
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
If you enjoy our Teen-Led High Holy Day Services each year, then this special Chanukah Shabbat is for you! Join us as we bask in the light of community with a Teen-Led Chanukah Kabbalat Shabbat … Continued
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Torah Study with Rabbi Jason Rodich (12/4/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jason Rodich (12/4/2021)
Dec 4 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jason Rodich, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner (12/4/21) 10:00 am
Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner (12/4/21)
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
A Zoom seminar – " The Spiritual Teachings of the Sefat Emet".Text: The Language of Truth, trans. & ed. Arthur Green (Jewish Publication Society).Available in paperback on AmazonThe Sefat Emet is the pinnacle of Hasidic … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service – S. Gebler and D. Stringer 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – S. Gebler and D. Stringer
Dec 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Service in our Main Sanctuary along with one of our b'nei mitzvah celebrants! To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the following: This service will … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service – Violet Wolfe (Meyer) 10:45 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Violet Wolfe (Meyer)
Dec 4 @ 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Service in our Martin Meyer Sanctuary along with one of our b'nei mitzvah celebrants! To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the following: This service … Continued
Chanukah Havdallah with NFTY-CWR at Emanu-El 2:00 pm
Chanukah Havdallah with NFTY-CWR at Emanu-El
Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
We are so excited to be hosting a Chanukah Havdallah in partnership with NFTY-CWR. NFTY supplements and supports Reform youth groups at the synagogue level. All Bay Area High schoolers are invited to have Havdallah … Continued
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Meditation in the Redwoods for YFE Parents 9:45 am
Meditation in the Redwoods for YFE Parents
Dec 5 @ 9:45 am – 11:00 am
Join Rabbi Sydney Mintz and fellow YFE parents as we journey together from the Temple through the Arguello Gate and into the Redwoods for guided meditation, silence, chanting and healing prayers. An intimate opportunity to be … Continued
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One Shabbat Service – (12/10/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service – (12/10/2021)
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Service this Friday, December 10th, at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbi Sydney Mintz and Cantor Marsha Attie in the Martin Meyer Sanctuary.To best ensure we can provide a safe … Continued
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Torah Study with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris (12/11/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris (12/11/2021)
Dec 11 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner (12/11/21) 10:00 am
Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner (12/11/21)
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
A Zoom seminar – " The Spiritual Teachings of the Sefat Emet".Text: The Language of Truth, trans. & ed. Arthur Green (Jewish Publication Society).Available in paperback on AmazonThe Sefat Emet is the pinnacle of Hasidic … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service – Noah Leopold (Main) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Noah Leopold (Main)
Dec 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Service in our Main Sanctuary along with one of our b'nei mitzvah celebrants! To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the following: This service will … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service – Natalia Rossen (Meyer) 10:45 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Natalia Rossen (Meyer)
Dec 11 @ 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Service in our Martin Meyer Sanctuary along with one of our b'nei mitzvah celebrants! To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the following: This service … Continued
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Tzedek Council’s Annual Light of Giving 11:00 am
Tzedek Council’s Annual Light of Giving
Dec 12 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Calling all givers of light! Please register to participate in our 4th Annual Light of Giving, hosted by Tzedek Council. As a community, we will assemble much-needed home goods for single adults who have experienced … Continued
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One Shabbat Service – (12/17/2021) 6:00 pm
One Shabbat Service – (12/17/2021)
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Service this Friday, December 17th, at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer and Cantor Marsha Attie in the Martin Meyer Sanctuary.To best ensure we can provide a safe … Continued
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Torah Study with Rabbi Ryan Bauer (12/18/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Ryan Bauer (12/18/2021)
Dec 18 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Ryan Bauer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner (12/18/21) 10:00 am
Torah Hevra with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner (12/18/21)
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
A Zoom seminar – " The Spiritual Teachings of the Sefat Emet".Text: The Language of Truth, trans. & ed. Arthur Green (Jewish Publication Society).Available in paperback on AmazonThe Sefat Emet is the pinnacle of Hasidic … Continued
Shabbat Morning Service – Jacob Berland (Main) 10:30 am
Shabbat Morning Service – Jacob Berland (Main)
Dec 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Shabbat Morning Service in our Main Sanctuary along with one of our b'nei mitzvah celebrants! To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note the following: This service will … Continued
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Kabbalat Shabbat Eve Service – (12/24/2021) 6:00 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat Eve Service – (12/24/2021)
Dec 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Please join us for a beautiful Kabbalat Shabbat Eve Service this Friday, December 24th, at 6:00 pm! Come and be warmed by our community before venturing out for your traditional practice of Chinese food and … Continued
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Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer (12/25/2021) 9:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer (12/25/2021)
Dec 25 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Jonathan Singer, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
Let’s Party (this is a Test Event) 10:00 pm
Let’s Party (this is a Test Event)
Dec 25 @ 10:00 pm – 10:30 pm
This is a TEST. Please ignore, but DO NOT REMOVE from this calendar. Thank you.What is an Outreach? Outreach can help tracking each marketing initiatives in detail. These can include typical advertisements and solicitations, emails, … Continued
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Shabbat New Year’s Eve Service – (12/31/2021) 6:00 pm
Shabbat New Year’s Eve Service – (12/31/2021)
Dec 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for our Shabbat New Year's Eve Service this Friday, December 31st, at 6:00 pm! This year, New Year’s Eve falls on Shabbat and we are excited to welcome you to our temple for … Continued
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Passover 2021 Events at Emanu-El

Click here to see our list of Passover Resources!

Upcoming Events

Passover Book Club: Made in China
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 12:00-1:00 PM OR 7:00-8:00 PM
(CHOOSE ONE)
In the spirit of Passover, Rabbi Beth Singer will lead a Book Club discussion connecting biblical Hebrew enslavement with slavery that is happening right now. Using Amanda Pang’s book titled “MADE IN CHINA: A Prisoner, an SOS Letter, and the Hidden Cost of America’s Cheap Goods” as a starting point, we’ll discuss themes relevant to Passover, and how we can address these modern-day plagues. The book club is being offered at two different times — noon and 7:00 pm — to accommodate varying schedules (please sign up for one but not both). Consider supporting a local bookstore when purchasing this book. Alternatively, the book can be purchased online at bookshop.org.

Yizkor Prayers
SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 10:15 – 10:45 AM
(WITH TORAH STUDY BEGINNING AT 9:15 AM)
Everyone is welcome to join us for Yizkor memorial prayers on Saturday, April 3 at 10:15 am. Feel free to join Torah study first at 9:15 am and remain on for Yizkor, or hop on at 10:15 am using the website’s Torah Study link. We will sing, say prayers of remembrance and say Kaddish together for those we have loved and lost.

Family Passover Video
Experience / Video
In lieu of the preschool’s annual Passover Experience, we’ve created a new Virtual Passover video for the community to enjoy! This resource is for families and children of all ages, providing an opportunity to retell the Passover story interactively, at your own pace.

Volunteer Opportunities

Passover Opportunity with Tzedek Council
Perform a mitzvah this Passover with the Tzedek Council in partnership with JFCS. Show homebound seniors, people with disabilities, and families in crisis that they are not alone! To volunteer to deliver Passover holiday bags to our clients, please contact Samantha Kahn at (415) 449-3812 or [email protected]. Pick-up and delivery dates are from March 22 through March 26. To donate to the JFCS “Seder Sacks” fundraising campaign, please contact Lois Wander at (415) 449-1264 or [email protected]. A gift of $36 helps cover a Seder Sack filled with Passover foods. Due to the pandemic, the need is even greater this year, especially among isolated seniors. Please consider offering a Chai Five for $90 (helping five households). Make your gift in honor or in memory of someone dear to you, and JFCS will send a Passover greeting or memorial card on your behalf.

Past Events

An Hour of Passover Prep
THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Learn the basics of the Passover seder, then dive a little deeper into the meaning behind the holiday rituals. Led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer.

JCRC Freedom Seder with Rabbi Jonathan Singer
TUESDAY, MARCH 16, 2021, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Join our Senior Rabbi Jonathan Singer at the JCRC Multicultural Passover Freedom Seder. This seder celebrates our community as a bastion of freedom. Be part of this participatory, cross-cultural, interfaith exchange, and honor one of the most important Jewish holidays of the year!

Women’s Passover Gathering
THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Join us for a night of song, conversation, thought, good food and sisterhood! We invite all women and female-identifying individuals at Emanu-El to gather so that we may deepen our community connections at this time. Members are welcome to bring non-member guests.

Passover Festival Service
SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Join us for this special festival service, led by Rabbi Jason Rodich with music by Cantor Arik Luck. 

Emanu-El Family Seder
SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 4:00 – 4:45 PM
Families are invited to attend this fun seder, emceed by Jonathan Bayer and including special clergy appearances. Use this as your standalone seder OR play it in the background while preparing for the adult seder event that evening. Open to the entire community! This event will be shared on Facebook Live.

Passover Adult Seder
SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Join us for a Zoom seder of discussion, songs and engagement. This seder is for adults and youth (ages 11–17) who want a full seder experience. It will be led by Rabbi Jonathan Singer with music provided by Senior Cantor Emerita Roslyn Barak. We will follow the order of the Haggadah and end with the Birkat Hamazon and songs. Stay for as much as you like, be ready for discussions during breakouts, and have fun with a holiday that is so beautiful and meaningful.

Young Adult Seder
SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
20s & 30s are invited to join Rabbi Rodich, Rabbi Mintz, and Cantor Attie for Emanu-El’s annual second night Young Adult Seder! Check our website for more information, including event time.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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